10 Essential Checklist Tips Before Heading Out
Going out for a party can be fun but if not well prepared, outing can be interrupted or ‘kill the mood‘. Here we have some checklist and tips before heading out so you will have a great plan ahead.
This checklist also suitable for other nightlife activities or occasion such as going night markets, movie outing, visiting outdoor attractions, events, clubbing, private parties, countdown parties or new year’s Eve countdown.
If you’re up for outdoor nightlife activities, then you’re on the right page for the checklist. Below are some of our compiled night activities checklists. A smooth plan is all you need before heading out to enjoy a great trip or holiday.
1. Traffic Condition
You don’t want to get stuck in the traffic jam when heading to the place you’ve planned. This might cause delays or frustration while getting stuck in the traffic, and of course, we don’t want to get our friends or family waiting for a long time, right? With access to the internet, it’s easy to find out the latest traffic news and condition while listening to the radio or check using Waze. Waze is very useful and we will discuss it in the coming topic below. Sometimes the weather will affect the traffic condition.
2. Weather Condition
Weather can interrupt outing or caused inconvenience when traveling to the desired location. Try and check the weather condition before heading out. Heavy thunderstorm or rain can cause a massive traffic jam and even flood. It is best to find out current city weather through news telecast, online or quick access to weather on the smartphone. Nowadays all smartphone have built-in weather forecast, so remember to check the weather condition for a smooth ride.
3. Location Survey
Before heading out, get to know the exact location you want to go. We can easily find the location using Google Maps or Waze. Google Maps is so convenient to use for survey and look around so you will roughly know the place. By using Waze, the app will show the route and by adjusting some settings, we can avoid those heavy traffic areas and take the shortest route. Voila!
4. Opening Hours
We don’t want to get disappointed after reaching the destination and later finds out the venue or place is closed. Remember to check the opening hours on Google and also their official social media page to find out the peak hours so that the place won’t get crowded when we reached the destination. Get updated on their business social media with the latest time and date. Starting January 2019, new closing hour regulation has been set for entertainment outlets in Kuala Lumpur to close at 1am, but for those catering to foreign tourists, they would be allowed to operate until 5am with special permission.
5. Parking Space
Parking space is also another checklist to consider. All of us surely want to get parking conveniently without hassle so we don’t waste a long time looking for parking. Yeah, sometimes it’s really frustrating when finding parking in the shopping mall, it might take hours to find one.
6. Age Restriction
Sometime there are age restriction to enter certain places especially the dance clubs. Age restriction for clubs are set to 18+ but some only allow for age 21 and above. Make sure to bring along ID card just in case because the bouncer might need to check on identity and age.
7. Dress Code To Follow
Some dance club or luxury restaurants required to follow their dress code rules. Don’t wear slippers, sandals, shorts to these venues and anyone who broke or not following the rules might get rejected. To avoid disappointment, contact the venue and find out the exact dress code but usually just dress smartly will do. This is very important when planning for bar hopping, make sure to dress smart and casual all the time.
8. Rules & Regulations
Find out the rules and regulations set by the venues, places or attractions. We can’t expose skin or wear a sexy dress when visiting a holy place such as the temples & mosques. All these places have certain signage board mentioning to cover up the appearance. Some places are also restricted to smoking at the restaurant, cafes or any air-conditioned venues. Just be considerate and follow the rules & regulations so we don’t get into trouble with the authorities.
9. Things We Can Bring
Never bring illegal things to the venues. Make sure to check the things we can bring to a club if going to party! We can get into trouble if found guilty bringing illegal stuff such as drugs or weapons. Bring important things like napkins, first aid kits and those might help others around when something happen. Well you know, sh*t happens. When heading to a music festival, make sure to get prepared with the survival kit for music festivals. Don’t EVER forget the sunglasses and smartphone. Remember to charge to the full battery just in case when we want to take the best shots and share it with our friends! Not enough battery? Take the power bank along and worries free! Wink ;)
10. The Performers
Check out the artists or performers of the night. Don’t want to go somewhere blindly without knowing, well it happened to me before. By getting to know who is the performers, we can enjoy the night out at a whole new level and get our night ‘Rocked n Rolled‘!
Well, some of these are general checklists but it can be a piece of useful information when going traveling anywhere around the world. Let’s make things easier before you head out to have fun! Be it going to cinemas, clubbing, parties, dining, visiting attractions and many more.